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shirleyt
Pearl River, LA

September 28, 2009
10:46 PM

Post #7114156

Hello everyone... Lets do a best of the season pics forum. I will start it off with a corner that I just let be and it is in all its glory now I call it Gods garden. Then I will show you my best coleus on the deck for the year. ok. I only worked on the deck this year. Everything else pretty much fended for itself...shirleyt edited to tell you that I could only work on the deck because I am caring for my DH and cannot get out of hearing of him.

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shirleyt
Pearl River, LA

September 28, 2009
11:13 PM

Post #7114245

My best coleus of the year.

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Molamola
Christiansted, VI
(Zone 11)

September 29, 2009
12:12 AM

Post #7114472

Gorgeous! I miss Goldenrod!
MShaffer736
Loganville, PA
(Zone 6b)

September 29, 2009
12:14 AM

Post #7114479

Front of our house with the flume coleus, mandevilla, and other plants

Martha

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MShaffer736
Loganville, PA
(Zone 6b)

September 29, 2009
12:16 AM

Post #7114486

Tipsy pots in the back yard with impatiens, before the bunny started nibbling on the two bottom pots. :-)

Martha

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MShaffer736
Loganville, PA
(Zone 6b)

September 29, 2009
12:19 AM

Post #7114497

Coleus containers and hibiscus under our holly tree.

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trinawitch
Canton,IL &Dent Coun, MO
(Zone 5b)

September 29, 2009
1:44 AM

Post #7114846

I only had 2 this year...this thing got HUGE it's 3 feet tall and spread out in a circular shape about 5 feet

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trinawitch
Canton,IL &Dent Coun, MO
(Zone 5b)

September 29, 2009
1:46 AM

Post #7114850

and this one...yes I know I let it go to seed on purpose...it also got huge

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shirleyt
Pearl River, LA

September 29, 2009
11:59 AM

Post #7115763

Great pics I just love the different colored coleus. trinawitch I am planning to let mine bloom from now until they are completely finished. I always get new plants from the school nursery each year, so I thought I would see what they look like blooming from this time on. We do not have much longer. It is sweatshirt weather this morning. It goes from extremely hot to very cold overnight here. Yes just long enough to kill everything and then we have spurts of warm , hot and extremely cold until late March. It is really weird. I will soon change the deck plants for winter.shirleyt
shirleyt
Pearl River, LA

September 30, 2009
12:42 AM

Post #7118112

where is everyone. I would love to see your favorites of the year...

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trinawitch
Canton,IL &Dent Coun, MO
(Zone 5b)

September 30, 2009
1:28 AM

Post #7118275

I noticed this forum doesn't move real fast...we have no time Lows for tonight are 36 with patchy frost...uhg...I want spring again!
WormsLovSharon
Las Vegas, NV

September 30, 2009
2:10 AM

Post #7118420

We should be fine for another month but we are getting wind tomorrow. Here in the desert they call it wind, it Florida they call them hurricanes. I have two I want to turn into a standard so I had better get up early tomorrow and get those two in the garage before the wind breaks them.

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WormsLovSharon
Las Vegas, NV

September 30, 2009
2:12 AM

Post #7118424

Another one that Loves the heat in Las Vegas.

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WormsLovSharon
Las Vegas, NV

September 30, 2009
2:15 AM

Post #7118439

Another direction.

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WormsLovSharon
Las Vegas, NV

September 30, 2009
2:18 AM

Post #7118449

Just a small pot in our landscape. Not a Coleus.

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trinawitch
Canton,IL &Dent Coun, MO
(Zone 5b)

September 30, 2009
2:19 AM

Post #7118457

skwinter what's that last one it's really cool looking!
WormsLovSharon
Las Vegas, NV

September 30, 2009
2:20 AM

Post #7118460

Just kidding. That is at the entrance of the Four Seasons just around the corner from our Condo in Maui.
WormsLovSharon
Las Vegas, NV

September 30, 2009
2:26 AM

Post #7118481

trinawitch, I have no idea. I was there for 2 weeks and have another book of flowers and trees. It just needs to get cold here which will be around Christmas. Then I can look up everything I have photos of and catalog. Just for my own pleasure. The kids and grandchildren were with us so maybe I will make them a calendar for 2010. Another spectacular variegated plant with no flowers. Again at the Four Seasons.

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trinawitch
Canton,IL &Dent Coun, MO
(Zone 5b)

September 30, 2009
2:38 AM

Post #7118512

i don't care where they're from I like seeing the pictures!
WormsLovSharon
Las Vegas, NV

September 30, 2009
3:10 AM

Post #7118616

I would have plants or at least many cuttings but you cannot bring back anything to the main land unless it is frozen. Pineapples are OK because this bug does not get in the Pineapple. But the fresh Mangos are to die for but this little bug gets under their skin and you cannot see it. Of course, I ate them and so far do not have any strange bugs.
This bug they have that they got from Thailand that would infest all our crops in the US. I would never risk that but they check you at three different stations to make sure you are not stupid. This is a northern cardinal, George, that visits us every morning on the veranda. He loves Cheerios.

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trinawitch
Canton,IL &Dent Coun, MO
(Zone 5b)

September 30, 2009
3:23 AM

Post #7118660

well that's odd, how can they mail plants from there then?

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

September 30, 2009
10:12 AM

Post #7119013

hands down for me would be Kingwood Karnival

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pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

September 30, 2009
10:46 AM

Post #7119057

C'mon, onewish. The only time your hands are down are when you're planting your wonderful coleuses.

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

September 30, 2009
11:36 AM

Post #7119139

you are funny
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

September 30, 2009
11:57 AM

Post #7119191

You are talented.

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

September 30, 2009
12:06 PM

Post #7119216

thank you my dear
trinawitch
Canton,IL &Dent Coun, MO
(Zone 5b)

September 30, 2009
1:49 PM

Post #7119564

I can't wait til this spring to try some ideas you all have given me for my coleus and other plants!
Rene10
Wauchula, FL
(Zone 9b)

September 30, 2009
2:42 PM

Post #7119740

India Frills, it is one of my favorites & does so well for me!

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Rene10
Wauchula, FL
(Zone 9b)

September 30, 2009
2:45 PM

Post #7119747

Philippine Violet, full of bloom, the white along side of it is not doing as well. The color is much darker than the pic!

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pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

September 30, 2009
2:49 PM

Post #7119756

I've never seen a coleus like that! Such different flower heads.
trinawitch
Canton,IL &Dent Coun, MO
(Zone 5b)

September 30, 2009
3:02 PM

Post #7119790

I love the India Frills, but that phillipine Violet is definately unique!
Rene10
Wauchula, FL
(Zone 9b)

September 30, 2009
3:47 PM

Post #7119913

Not a coleus Pirl, if you are referring to the second pic. The India Frills is a trailer.
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

September 30, 2009
4:31 PM

Post #7120018

Thanks. I was.
WormsLovSharon
Las Vegas, NV

September 30, 2009
5:06 PM

Post #7120141

Onewish1, that is spectacular. You have painted a masterpiece. I have never heard of phillipine violet. Does it spread and how tall does it get? I will have to put that on my wish list. I have Australian Violet. A great ground cover for the desert heat and spreads by runner and seed but is not invasive unless you are in Australia. Only about 4 inches tall. There they call it a weed. Here is a picture of the Australian Violet. The pink flower is a bulb. Bell flower. Bought three bulbs years ago for $6.00 per bulb. The reason for the high cost is now from those three bulbs I have hundreds, my friends have hundreds and they are multiplying as we speak. When I moved here 8 years brought a few with us and again I have hundreds. They love the heat and bloom all summer. Have a great day.

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WormsLovSharon
Las Vegas, NV

September 30, 2009
5:11 PM

Post #7120161

Sorry, wrong picture. That is my baby hummingbirds two years ago.

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onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

October 1, 2009
2:29 AM

Post #7122079

thank you SK... going to save lots of cuttings of that one
Rene10
Wauchula, FL
(Zone 9b)

October 1, 2009
2:19 PM

Post #7123195

The Phillipine violet gets to be about 4' tall, colors are blue & white or that is all I have seen. It scatters its seed & comes up everywhere but I don't mind. I just pull them up where I don't want them. I have never collected seed but could try if interested. It really is a pretty plant!
Lorine
trinawitch
Canton,IL &Dent Coun, MO
(Zone 5b)

October 1, 2009
6:44 PM

Post #7123929

I'd be interested in some seeds
eskinola
Glen Riddle Lima, PA

October 2, 2009
4:51 AM

Post #7125851

hmmm philippine violet... i'm from the philippines. which means i will one day get my hands on some because now i have an excuse to get it LOL.
WormsLovSharon
Las Vegas, NV

October 2, 2009
5:02 AM

Post #7125871

To tall and wide for me...
Rene10
Wauchula, FL
(Zone 9b)

October 2, 2009
3:46 PM

Post #7126918

Trina I wii see if I can collect some seeds, will let you know.
Lorine
trinawitch
Canton,IL &Dent Coun, MO
(Zone 5b)

October 2, 2009
6:24 PM

Post #7127498

ok lorine if you do just tell me what you'd like to trade or what not
shirleyt
Pearl River, LA

October 2, 2009
7:48 PM

Post #7127718

We had a wind and rain storm last night that just ruined one of my biggest coleus. sadness. This is the best rose of the year, it has bloomed flush after flush since spring. I do not know its name. We are going to leave it on the deck for now. I would like to know what plants are your favorites to mix along with our bright coleus. shirleyt

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shirleyt
Pearl River, LA

October 2, 2009
7:57 PM

Post #7127741

This is how I do it in a small deck space just outside the dinning room door. I have pockets of coleus tucked into areas to surprise the eye with pops of their bright color.

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shirleyt
Pearl River, LA

October 2, 2009
8:11 PM

Post #7127768

The mandevilla across the end has been blooming since spring also. Blue birds nested in the bird house close by and flew happily away. It was such a pleasure to see them come and go and do their thing.

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shirleyt
Pearl River, LA

October 2, 2009
8:18 PM

Post #7127786

This one survived most of the other one is history. As you can see they set together. The other plants were fine. I think it is amazing how something can be destroyed and something else next to it not damaged at all. The umberella for the table blew off too,

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pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

October 2, 2009
8:24 PM

Post #7127803

Shirley - what's the name of the last pink one with the bright gold center? It's a beauty!
shirleyt
Pearl River, LA

October 2, 2009
9:53 PM

Post #7128027

As far as I know that is Alabama Sunset. It gets deep color when if full sun; Less color if in shade or partial sun. It is a favorite of mine. I will send it to the school nursery when it gets cooler here and the students will make lots of cuttings for their Spring sale. They have a great new green house. Do you want me to send you some cuttings in the Spring. I will restock from the school. I just cannot seem to save any through the winter. I am going to try again this year . I will put some heat in the green house. I lost all the real tender stuff last freeze 24 Everything was fine until then. I did save the mandivilla . I was inspired when you said they could be saved. It died back to the root system and put out in the spring. Nice surprise for me.
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

October 2, 2009
10:09 PM

Post #7128087

That would be wonderful. Thanks. Please let me know which colors you'd like in return.

We just cut back the Mandevillas in October, put them on the floor of our indoor (unheated) porch and they start to push growth in late March. They go out again each May. Now they're 17 years old.

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

October 3, 2009
12:10 PM

Post #7130003

Pirl look though your cuttings from Dale.. you might have an alabama sunset
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

October 3, 2009
1:10 PM

Post #7130110

Thanks. I was thinking of it yesterday but as usual the thought vacated my mind when I went outside (shorts and tee shirt = very cold!) and came back in shortly. Today it's raining. Do they have the exact same coloring at this point, Allison, or would they be lighter or darker - just so I know what to look for when I check.

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goldfinch4
Ripon, WI
(Zone 4a)

October 3, 2009
1:25 PM

Post #7130141

Not sure if this is supposed to only be best of coleus, but here are a few pics of things in my garden I liked this year...however, they're not coleus.

Blue Light Clematis - always flowers like crazy.

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goldfinch4
Ripon, WI
(Zone 4a)

October 3, 2009
1:26 PM

Post #7130148

Just a general garden shot

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goldfinch4
Ripon, WI
(Zone 4a)

October 3, 2009
1:29 PM

Post #7130155

Peony - Coral Charm

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goldfinch4
Ripon, WI
(Zone 4a)

October 3, 2009
1:33 PM

Post #7130166

Golden Sceptre Lilies

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goldfinch4
Ripon, WI
(Zone 4a)

October 3, 2009
1:33 PM

Post #7130168

And the coleus corner by the door

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shirleyt
Pearl River, LA

October 3, 2009
2:08 PM

Post #7130233

Beautiful goldfinch4. I want this to be a thread to show what you did this season that you loved. Then we can get ideas for our next season. I thought we might want to incorporate the best of the best in our plans for next season. We all love coleus but what do they go best with????? ok If I am out of line on the coleus forum please forgive an old woman. I like my eye to go all over the garden and see pops of bright coleus in each area. I just wanted to see how every one else does it. You can post anything that s on your mind here as far as I am concerened. I am interested in what you are interested in. lol love to all shirley t

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

October 3, 2009
2:57 PM

Post #7130371

Pirl mine are mostly dark right now.. here is one

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onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

October 3, 2009
2:58 PM

Post #7130374

and another

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onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

October 3, 2009
2:59 PM

Post #7130381

last one

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pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

October 3, 2009
5:18 PM

Post #7130751

Thanks, Allison. I went out this morning and took photos of the one that just might be it. I'll be back after I download photos.
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

October 4, 2009
12:03 AM

Post #7131716

Maybe this isn't it or maybe it just looks splotchier since I was closer to it?

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onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

October 4, 2009
2:59 AM

Post #7132336

I think so... it looks like it

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

October 4, 2009
9:21 AM

Post #7132837

How did I miss this thread for so long.
Here we go with my faves.
Deck garden containers:
caladiums,lantana,begonia
electric lime

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ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

October 4, 2009
9:22 AM

Post #7132838

collage of deck containers

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ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

October 4, 2009
9:23 AM

Post #7132840

this one really went to town
Goldfinch
Rex
Watermelon

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ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

October 4, 2009
9:24 AM

Post #7132841

.Watermelon survived the frost

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ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

October 4, 2009
9:26 AM

Post #7132843

.This is just pretty not many coleus showing

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ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

October 4, 2009
9:27 AM

Post #7132844

.My Woodpile garden.Turned out terrific.This was August

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ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

October 4, 2009
9:28 AM

Post #7132845

.There are 2 Mahogony Giants in the background either side of the orchid and caladium

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ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

October 4, 2009
9:32 AM

Post #7132847

finally
My vote for the most versital and easy to grow coleus
"Glory"on the right with Watermelon sport on the left

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onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

October 4, 2009
10:06 AM

Post #7132871

love that last combo JoAnn

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

October 4, 2009
10:25 AM

Post #7132883

I love Glory
Its a bright light in a dark arrangement and even brighter in sunshine.

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

October 4, 2009
10:37 AM

Post #7132889

you should put some rustic orange on the right side of that combo... is your sport more on the orange side or just the lighting?

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

October 4, 2009
10:40 AM

Post #7132893

The sports were different in different places in the garden.
I wasnt turned over with them
goldfinch4
Ripon, WI
(Zone 4a)

October 4, 2009
10:42 AM

Post #7132896

Oops-sorry I got so far off topic with my pics...

Beautiful gardens and combos everybody.

ge, Glory is gorgeous!

onewish, your Kingswood Karnival is huge. Nice!

We had 29 deg. the other morning and it has finished off my gardens for the year...bummer. But now I've got months to drool over catalogs and plan for next year.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

October 4, 2009
10:45 AM

Post #7132898

this is a sport at the left top.
Its leaf color is more defined and darker (part sun)

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ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

October 4, 2009
10:49 AM

Post #7132901

My gardens are slowly going,Dahlias dug to make way for lily bulbs and Hosta transplanted to no mans land to make way for Tulips
Echis trimmed as well as Agastaches so I can plant Lilies
Daylilies trimmed just because
Its looking pretty sad out there

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onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

October 4, 2009
11:07 AM

Post #7132912

thank you Goldfinch... I like those sideways planted baskets now.. (last year I did not)... makes it look so much fuller.. but the main stem on them was a sturdy one.. guess it would get woody quick for those who keep them out all year

that Glory is a nice one!
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

October 4, 2009
11:13 AM

Post #7132921

Thanks for the thumbs up for Alabama Sunset, Allison.

ge - love your first container - it's perfect.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

October 4, 2009
11:15 AM

Post #7132926

Allison thanks for the pic of mature Kingwood.
I am taking cuttings of one this winter. Its sure grows fast and it helps to see it full grown so I dont plant it in the wrong place.
Thanx Pirl

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

October 4, 2009
11:17 AM

Post #7132928

the only thing that has me wondering Pirl is I don't see the light color on the edges... might be second guessing it

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

October 4, 2009
11:25 AM

Post #7132931

they did grow really quick JoAnn... those in the photo came toward the end of March from NC farms... and they were only an inch tall... I actually didn't have high hopes for them... that post normally just gets beat up by the birds and squirrels going to the bird feeders... and since I had so many of them I loaded those two baskets ... that I didn't like in the past with them.. who knew they would fill out that nicely... a couple of them look like tiny shrubs ... the stems are huge

Randy actually asked me to plant them the same next year... nuff said
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

October 4, 2009
11:29 AM

Post #7132938

It's the time of year to appreciate the successful things we've done. It's so nice when plants perform better than we believed they could.

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

October 4, 2009
11:31 AM

Post #7132942

yes it is... and with the lousy growing season we had... all the coleus are true winners!!!
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

October 4, 2009
11:33 AM

Post #7132945

I just wrote to Jo Ann about that! The coleus go on through rain, heat, cool days, etc. Nice to have roses and lilies but they come and go where the coleus just doesn't quit.

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

October 4, 2009
11:42 AM

Post #7132957

the more and more I learn about them... the more and more I love them!!!

these are the ones I grew from Cathy's seeds... how can you beat that????

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ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

October 4, 2009
11:42 AM

Post #7132958

Wouldnt it be great to see them in their native habitat Thailand?

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

October 4, 2009
11:44 AM

Post #7132961

Wow Allison. I might have to start some from seeds as my trailing ones arent going to make it.
Just Psycoleus and Trailing Queen have survived.
Trailing red is trying but Chocolate is done for
Where did you get coleus seeds?

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onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

October 4, 2009
11:58 AM

Post #7132977

from Cathy = Svplantingfool... she sent out coleus hybrid seeds to anyone who wanted them last year.. I planted them heavy because with seedlings I do believe the strong will survive ... remind me next year to take more cuttings of the trailers for you... I usually have a nice supply
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

October 4, 2009
12:19 PM

Post #7133006

I find most of the trailers are not as strong as the upright or mounding coleuses. Strawberry Drop is definitely an exception to the rule.

Trailing Green and Gold is a very strong trailer.

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onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

October 4, 2009
12:36 PM

Post #7133031

that is one trailer I do not have... but I do love my trailers!!!

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pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

October 4, 2009
12:38 PM

Post #7133033

Just heard on radio to never cut them back by more than half for all plants coming back inside for the winter.

Yours are glorious, Allison.

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

October 4, 2009
12:40 PM

Post #7133037

the bloom master containers do help though
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

October 4, 2009
12:43 PM

Post #7133042

YOU should be their spokesperson!

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

October 4, 2009
12:43 PM

Post #7133043

I am ... and I don't get paid!!!

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

October 4, 2009
12:45 PM

Post #7133049

Your a good soul Allison
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

October 4, 2009
12:45 PM

Post #7133050

That is not a profitable venture!
shirleyt
Pearl River, LA

October 4, 2009
5:25 PM

Post #7133810

Now "That's what I'm talking about" Lots of beautiful combos and ideas. I have a woodpile, never even gave it a thought to do that. I have a light pole in the center of what should be a good planting zone, I now want to put a post with trailing coleus there. Yeah. pirl we should not forget that the amount of sun a coleus gets changes the color dramatically. Defiance is yellow and burgundy in ful lsun and will have the green on the lower parts of a large plant that puts that area of the plant in full shade. Alabama is deeper and brighter in sun and in shade it is very dark in color. I have also noticed that Defiance also needs much more water than Alabama sunset. It wilts from the heat here and needs its roots cooled.

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shirleyt
Pearl River, LA

October 4, 2009
5:33 PM

Post #7133832

wrong pic this is a cutting raised in shade but not what I wanted to show you. I do not see as well as I used to .. let me try again. See how green the bottom leaves are. If you pick those off you might think it was a different plant. I will post my shade Alabama sunset that is totally in the shade and one in partial shade.

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shirleyt
Pearl River, LA

October 4, 2009
6:02 PM

Post #7133919

I think this is pretty good to show partial shade. One hour of morning sun, and dappled in the late afternoon. I have a full shade Alabama sunset but I do not seem to have a good file pic of it. I will take one tomorrow, I do not have my camera today it is on loan. Are we having fun yet. I love the pots show your favorite pot too. ok shirleyt edited to say these are cuttings from the large deck plants.

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onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

October 5, 2009
3:20 AM

Post #7135739

very pretty Shirley

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

October 5, 2009
8:11 AM

Post #7136168

nice
goldfinch4
Ripon, WI
(Zone 4a)

October 5, 2009
9:29 AM

Post #7136202

This was one of my favorite containers this year.

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

October 5, 2009
9:32 AM

Post #7136204

It has a really nice shape
goldfinch4
Ripon, WI
(Zone 4a)

October 5, 2009
9:33 AM

Post #7136205

And this one got huge - about 4' x 4'

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goldfinch4
Ripon, WI
(Zone 4a)

October 5, 2009
9:34 AM

Post #7136207

Good Morning, you're up early! It kept it shape nice all summer. I had it up on a hypertufa pedestal.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

October 5, 2009
9:35 AM

Post #7136208

Great combination.
I just checked out Tom-Tom's coleus tree and want to make one for next year
goldfinch4
Ripon, WI
(Zone 4a)

October 5, 2009
9:37 AM

Post #7136210

I know - it's really a cool tree! I'd like to try a regular standard next year too.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

October 5, 2009
9:42 AM

Post #7136213

I wonder if there is a variety that is best suited for the process
I would think Jungle Love or The Boss

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

October 5, 2009
10:15 AM

Post #7136256

beautiful Goldfinch!!... love them both
goldfinch4
Ripon, WI
(Zone 4a)

October 5, 2009
11:22 AM

Post #7136323

I'm sure some would work better than others but I haven't done any research on it yet. Keep me posted if you find out more.

Thanks onewish!
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

October 5, 2009
11:33 AM

Post #7136336

Great work, Goldfinch!

There is something I read about the best coleus for topiaries. I'm sure of it but the coffee hasn't kicked in yet. I'll return when I think of it.
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

October 5, 2009
11:35 AM

Post #7136341

http://lifeonthebalcony.com/making-a-coleus-topiary/
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

October 5, 2009
11:46 AM

Post #7136359

Found this on "Selection Guide" at Rosy Dawn:

Tallest Coleus:
Atlas, Darth Vader, Envy, Giant Fantasy, Gold Giant, Japanese Giant, Lavender Lace, Mahogany Giant, New Hurricane, Schizophrenia, Splash, Stormy Weather
* * *

Solar Shadow has exceptionally strong stems so that's the one I'd be tempted to use. It does have very large leaves though and I think smaller leaves are supposed to be more desirable. Wimpy stems just aren't suitable.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

October 5, 2009
11:50 AM

Post #7136370

Thanks Pirl I'm keeping the list
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

October 5, 2009
12:23 PM

Post #7136445

Check this out for inspiration, not instructions:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Coleus_tree.jpg

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

October 5, 2009
12:34 PM

Post #7136486

What a beauty
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

October 5, 2009
12:46 PM

Post #7136516

I thought so, too.

I'm sure I've seen very detailed instructions on how to make a coleus into a tree but haven't found it yet. I'll keep looking.
rvnsbrk
Leesburg, VA
(Zone 7a)

October 6, 2009
11:41 PM

Post #7142517

Hey Shirley!!

Great to see you. How is DH? Been on vacation and just now saw this. Everyone has great containers this year. Mine are pathetic especially since I have been away for a week.

Pirl great idea about the mandevilla. I tried to save it one year without cutting it back. Got covered with aphids and I had to pitch it. I have one I may cut back and try to hold over.

Way behind. Gotta run!
Juanita
shirleyt
Pearl River, LA

October 7, 2009
12:24 AM

Post #7142659

Hey Juanita, good to see you. PP is not doing well. He needs lots of care, and lots of prayers. He is on hospice now. Makes life a little easier. I always know I have a back up as close as my phone. Meds are always delivered on time and Nurse visits twice a wk. More if I ask. I can have a Doctor come out when there is a big problem. take care Shirleyt
alice_sunn
Stockholm
Sweden

October 7, 2009
8:32 AM

Post #7143651

Shirley & Juanita & all others,
some of us oldtimers are still here ... at least now and then :-))

Juanita: vaccation? where? Good for you!

Shirley, I don't know who PP is, but I hope everything will turn out well for him and also for you.

I've just finished potting 770 coleus for overwintering, I was surprised how many different I had. It took me 3 days to pot them, 2 different plants in each small square pot. I had a great time!
Collecting coleus is a fun hobby to have, and a crazy one! Especially when I live in almost Arctic-climate, tropical plants are the stupidest things to collect, but this fact never stopped me. Well, as long as it's great fun - I will continue. This hobby still gives me energy and puts me in good mood.
And coming to think, it is very easy to get rid of this hobby! just skip the watering for a week or so - and voilą, - no hobby anymore!!! (but I wouldn't do that...love them all too much :-))))
Alice
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

October 7, 2009
10:49 AM

Post #7143738

Alice - you're my inspiration, along with Hap, of course!

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

October 7, 2009
10:59 AM

Post #7143750

I am going to start a "tripplets" potting method and incorperate Pirls color echos with the threesome chosen for each pot.
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

October 7, 2009
11:00 AM

Post #7143753

Uh oh! Now I'll be in big trouble!

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

October 7, 2009
11:05 AM

Post #7143755

Be coool Pirl
goldfinch4
Ripon, WI
(Zone 4a)

October 7, 2009
12:08 PM

Post #7143864

Pirl, thanks for the info on the topiaries and best coleus to use. I'll keep it handy for next year!
shirleyt
Pearl River, LA

October 7, 2009
7:41 PM

Post #7145150

Hi Alice and everyone. PP is my husband. He is known as Paw Paw to all the students at school where two of my children teach . He is now PP to everybody. He is very ill. I care for him 24/7. I refuse to let anyone else do it and that is the way he wants it too. We will celebrate our 50th anniversary Feb 6. He is sleeping a lot these days which has me very worried. Pray for us. shirleyt
alice_sunn
Stockholm
Sweden

October 7, 2009
8:27 PM

Post #7145331

Dear Shirley,
how awful to hear that your husband is sick and that you are worried. I have now said a long prayer for you both.

I wish you the best. I really hope your coleus can lighten and brighten your mind during these hard times. Mine do, whenever I'm down or in sad mood I go and nurse my coleus. It helps me cope and fight the sadness.
Much love,
Alice
trinawitch
Canton,IL &Dent Coun, MO
(Zone 5b)

October 7, 2009
8:50 PM

Post #7145422

Shirley I am sorry to hear your dear husband is ill, I wish all the best for you, no matter what gods plan is we are here for you...If you need anything please do NOT hesitate to ask, some of us have been there before
with all the love in my heart
Katrina
WormsLovSharon
Las Vegas, NV

October 8, 2009
4:38 AM

Post #7146890

Shirley, I am so sorry to hear about PP. There must be a story about paw paw. We just lost a wonderful neighbor. They were married 45 years and high in the Rose Society. They both won honors at the last show. She is devastated. Four weeks ago he was fine and yesterday he is in heaven. Acute Blood Cancer. Died from an abscess in his gallbladder. Could not operate on him because of such low white blood count. Hug your better half and tell them how much you love them. Shirley, tell PP I am sending all my angels his way. Bev is fine and does not need them, D is just about there and when she no longer needs them, they are on the way. Stand aside and let them in your heart and surrounding PP. God Bless, Sharon, Mother Winter, Las Vegas. .
shirleyt
Pearl River, LA

October 8, 2009
2:53 PM

Post #7147840

Thanks for your prayers and thoughts. We believe prayers have kept him with us for the last two years. The Doctors thought he would not come out of the hospital in January of 2006. He does not have much energy and has pain because his heart is working on just 15 percent. He is still sharp as ever. Still cruises the internet and enjoys his games. LSU Saints and Braves, and of course we follow Favre wherever he happens to land for the year. lol He will be 80 on Nov 21. We still have our big family dinners most Sundays. The grandkids leave their college fun to visit most weekends. Of course some times the games are just to big to miss. The best story I can share is this saying of his... "Been there...Done that" still quoting " I am old enough to go anywhere I want, Say anything I want, Do anything I want" And if its a problem for anyone the problem is theirs not mine" Does that paint a pretty picture for you. I have spoiled him rotten and he really believes it is true. We just go along with him always. Always have always will. He is may "not always be right but he is never wrong" Funny thing is he is rarely proven wrong about anything . If he says it , it is a fact or he wouldn't give you that answer to your question. I know TMI forgive an old MM... edited to say we lost him on 10-17-09 after numerous heart attacks both large and small. He passed in his sleep at 5:20 in the morning. He will be missed by many. He was truly my ROCK.

This message was edited Oct 26, 2009 2:55 PM
trinawitch
Canton,IL &Dent Coun, MO
(Zone 5b)

October 8, 2009
3:26 PM

Post #7147936

your forgiven always!
lincolnitess
Lincoln, NE
(Zone 5b)

October 14, 2009
10:16 AM

Post #7167256

This is my favorite combination of lilies and it happened by mistake since the white one with the apricot edges was suppose to be something else. It's Royal Hightness and Desert Song.

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lincolnitess
Lincoln, NE
(Zone 5b)

October 14, 2009
10:22 AM

Post #7167261

This combination of Lantana and Coleus was so pretty I kept it alive in front of a sliding glass door in my kitchen last winter. This was taken in June. Wish I had the room to overwinter many more.

Susan

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lincolnitess
Lincoln, NE
(Zone 5b)

October 14, 2009
10:35 AM

Post #7167279

Big Red Judy looked nice with the grey Helichrysum. Next year I may repeat this combo, but try to find a third plant to go in with them. Maybe another coleus?

Susan

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trinawitch
Canton,IL &Dent Coun, MO
(Zone 5b)

October 14, 2009
1:38 PM

Post #7167598

Oh those are beautiful!
rvnsbrk
Leesburg, VA
(Zone 7a)

October 14, 2009
3:00 PM

Post #7167890

Well the season is about over here. Just cut these this morning for an arrangement inside. I have vases of coleus in every room right now. LOL!

Juanita

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trinawitch
Canton,IL &Dent Coun, MO
(Zone 5b)

October 14, 2009
3:17 PM

Post #7167958

oh now that is cute! I never thought of that...will they hold all winter in there or do you have to pot them up and stuff, I'm trying to find creative ways to hold mine over that require less dirt if ya know what I mean, around here they start pulling that stuff off the shelves and they don't restock until Late February early March...sucks for us plant addicts!
rvnsbrk
Leesburg, VA
(Zone 7a)

October 14, 2009
7:07 PM

Post #7168818

Trina they will hold for a while in vases and actually get roots. The important thing is to change the water frequently and add a little peroxide to it. That keeps it from getting stinky.
trinawitch
Canton,IL &Dent Coun, MO
(Zone 5b)

October 14, 2009
7:46 PM

Post #7168921

That I did not know, thanks maybe hubby won't get so upset now about the smell! I really appreciate it...the hundreds of plastic cups full of plants maybe but not the smell! LOL
UniQueTreasures
Beaumont, TX
(Zone 8b)

October 15, 2009
3:18 AM

Post #7170586

Christmas 2007 I used Coleus instead of Pointsettias for Christmas decorations. I wish I'd known about changing the water. I kept smelling something and finally ended up tossing them all out. :-(

I sure enjoyed them when I cut them though. :-) They were all over the house.

Janet

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onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

October 15, 2009
3:19 AM

Post #7170595

great idea!
UniQueTreasures
Beaumont, TX
(Zone 8b)

October 15, 2009
3:22 AM

Post #7170604

It looks like all of those were in that one vase, but if I remember right, there were a couple big vases behind that green one.

They really did look pretty for the season. The house sure smelled fishy for a while though! :/

I even did a few begonias.

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UniQueTreasures
Beaumont, TX
(Zone 8b)

October 15, 2009
3:23 AM

Post #7170655

As you can see in that photo, I used sphagnum moss to help the cuttings stay upright and to help with root growth. (so I thought)
UniQueTreasures
Beaumont, TX
(Zone 8b)

October 15, 2009
3:24 AM

Post #7170663

Should I attempt that again this year, I'll definitely be changing out the water regularly. :-)

Janet

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WormsLovSharon
Las Vegas, NV

October 15, 2009
3:28 AM

Post #7170678

Great idea. I am going to finish my cutting this week and then I will make big beautiful bouquets. They will have to be for Thanksgiving because they will not make it until Christmas. I appreciate all of you and your knowledge. I am soaking it up but still confused. BUT, I can come back at anytime and restudy. LOL.
trinawitch
Canton,IL &Dent Coun, MO
(Zone 5b)

October 15, 2009
3:38 AM

Post #7170705

skwinter they'll take root in the cups or dishes or whatever and just keep growing if you let them! and growing and making more and you'll take cuttings and make more and next thing you know ya got a darned plant addiction like me but you can't stop, and at least it's an addiction that is good for the environment...LOL
rvnsbrk
Leesburg, VA
(Zone 7a)

October 15, 2009
11:39 AM

Post #7171213

LOL!! Janet I remember when you did that with the cuttings. I never thought to tell you about the peroxide until it was too late. Another thing that helps too ladies is to remove the foliage that will be in the water. That's what rots and gets smelly.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

October 15, 2009
11:48 AM

Post #7171234

Tanks for the pic of Sedona with Lantanas.
I have cuttings and wondered what to pair with it next season
Your combos are beautiful
goldfinch4
Ripon, WI
(Zone 4a)

October 15, 2009
6:38 PM

Post #7172439

Nice arrangements lincolnitess!

I've got a bunch growing under lights that are doing great. Lots from Dale that I'm trying to ID. We've had snow twice in the last week and temps in the 20's. So my gardening is done for the year.
rvnsbrk
Leesburg, VA
(Zone 7a)

October 15, 2009
8:02 PM

Post #7172688

Crap Chris!! SNOW?!?!? I repeat CRAP :0) If it gets much colder here we will be in the same boat. Musta had an inch of rain today and still going strong.

I bet you love your light cart dontcha? :0)
goldfinch4
Ripon, WI
(Zone 4a)

October 16, 2009
11:07 AM

Post #7174766

Luckily the snow didn't stay - it melted right away.

Yup, love that light cart! Great customer service too. I got a defective bulb with it and they replaced it quickly at no charge.
rvnsbrk
Leesburg, VA
(Zone 7a)

October 16, 2009
11:51 AM

Post #7174822

They are the best Chris. I had a couple of bulbs get broken in shipping. They sent them a second time and they got broken again. So I just asked them to credit me and I bought them locally. No problems. One of the best companies I work with.

Enjoy.
jazzzy704
Fenton, MI
(Zone 5b)

October 16, 2009
1:09 PM

Post #7175029

Well here is my addition. I had about 50 varieties in my yard this year. i have over wintered about 10 flats with cuttings for next year1
Loved seeing all your pictures. Beautiful.
Julie

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

October 16, 2009
3:02 PM

Post #7175403

fantastic combo
lincolnitess
Lincoln, NE
(Zone 5b)

October 16, 2009
4:16 PM

Post #7175726

How pretty! Are you going to grow your cuttings under lights?

Susan
alice_sunn
Stockholm
Sweden

October 16, 2009
4:55 PM

Post #7175873

Julie - such a colorful show!!!!!!! Just wonderful.
goldfinch4
Ripon, WI
(Zone 4a)

October 16, 2009
5:18 PM

Post #7175937

Very pretty Jazzzy. That's a lot of cuttings!

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

October 17, 2009
3:24 AM

Post #7178196

very nice Jazzzy
WormsLovSharon
Las Vegas, NV

October 17, 2009
3:31 AM

Post #7178225

I got cutting from pirl and got some for paid postage. They were doing great. Pirl's are still in the holding garden outside but the ones I paid postage for are in the garage. Well today we were 91 degrees. I have a low fan going, have watered them twice but I will probably have to move them into my laundry room tomorrow until it cools down. I just cleaned up my laundry room. My DH calls it my mud room. I do a whole bunch of gardening there. Oh well, I can clean it up again. It is always cold on Halloween, in mid 60s so I think I can handle them being in the laundry room until then. It is amazing how sick they can look and then they raise their beautiful stems and start putting on leaves. I have very mature coleus plants to make cutting of if anyone still needs cuttings. I will list varieties if anyone is interested tomorrow. Having a new baby boy grandson in about two weeks so with that and gardening, all my time is taken up. Also next week I am a volunteer at the AARP convention in Las Vegas. I am the Usher to Dance Dance and the next day, Saturday, Information Booth. Do not ask me why I volunteered. Sounded good at the time???? When you come to Las Vegas for a convention, do you really go to the meetings???? LOL.
alice_sunn
Stockholm
Sweden

October 25, 2009
9:09 AM

Post #7205983

Shirley,
here is a pic taken in early June, before the coleus pots (to the right) were emptied and their coleus planted in beds. For some reason - my coleus prefer to stay in their pots (they grow much quicker then).

As soon as I plant them in the beds they stop growing or grow very slowly. Next year I'll probably make an experiment ... I will place the coleus-filled pots on top of the beds instead of planting each coleus in the bed soil :-)))

Enjoy,
Alice

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

October 25, 2009
9:49 AM

Post #7206001

They look wonderful Alice.
What a great water feature in the background

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

October 25, 2009
12:04 PM

Post #7206130

very nice Alice
WormsLovSharon
Las Vegas, NV

October 25, 2009
3:38 PM

Post #7206576

Those are beautiful. I am still bringing in cutting but I think tomorrow will be the last day. Big cold front coming down with the jet stream from way up north. Yesterday we were 85 and today we will probably hit 75 with wind and tomorrow we are suppose to get a major dip in temperature late in the evening. I am dancing as fast as I can but have two many partners.
marti001
Somerset, KY
(Zone 6b)

October 25, 2009
7:08 PM

Post #7207136

I have a question. Living in Kentucky can I leave coleus out all winter or do I have to bring them in. I'm planning a part shade to full shade garden but do not have the energy to dig up and bring everything in for the winter. I'm told we get little snow here, but alot of rain.
Mary
UniQueTreasures
Beaumont, TX
(Zone 8b)

October 25, 2009
7:53 PM

Post #7207292

Alice, it looks like you spilled a HUGE box of crayons there. I love it!

Janet
goldfinch4
Ripon, WI
(Zone 4a)

October 25, 2009
9:46 PM

Post #7207569

Alice, that is just beautiful! Love all the shades of "happiness"!

Marti, I guess it depends how low your temps get. If you don't want to dig your plants up, how about just taking cuttings to bring inside?
marti001
Somerset, KY
(Zone 6b)

October 26, 2009
4:37 AM

Post #7208911

goldfinch4, I guess thats what I'll have to do. With a shade garden that is about 20ft by 40ft, I just can't dig everything up every winter and replant in the spring. In Bakersfield, CA we had some freezes and I covered my garden with loose straw and saved all my tender plants. I'm going to try this here next winter. Mary
rvnsbrk
Leesburg, VA
(Zone 7a)

October 26, 2009
12:38 PM

Post #7209377

Mary your coleus will freeze in your zone. I don't think covering them up will help. We are in a zone one warmer than you and mine bit the dust when it got into the high 30's. We haven't had a true frost yet, but they are gone. Just ake cuttings to bring inside.

Juanita
marti001
Somerset, KY
(Zone 6b)

October 26, 2009
2:09 PM

Post #7209646

Thanks Juanita, I'll take cuttings before winter hit and keep them in the house for the winter. Of course, this is plans for next winter as my new yard is still to be plowed so I can start a garden. Arrived in KY to late to start anything this year. For now just collecting seeds for the spring planting. Acton Landscaping will be out after the middle of Nov to plow the yard and kill off the weeds. Mary

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

October 26, 2009
2:11 PM

Post #7209655

Its so deliceous to look at the bare garden and make plans for the comming season
lincolnitess
Lincoln, NE
(Zone 5b)

October 27, 2009
5:58 AM

Post #7212712

Julie, very pretty selection. Hope your cuttings do well for you.

Alice, I love your silver pots. Where did you get them? I've noticed coleus do better in pots for me too. I haven't tried them in the ground for awhile now, but may try them in a square bed that usually is filled with zinnias. I've saved a lot of cutting of the Lancelot Mocha Velvet and Rustic Orange and am hoping it will be enough to fill the bed. May also add some lantana or zinnias. It is fun thinking ahead to next year.

Susan

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

October 27, 2009
9:32 AM

Post #7212828

lincolnitess!
I am taking cuttings from Lancelot mocha.
Its a slow grower compared to some other cole's I have that have given me 4 plants for every Lance Mocha.
Your combos sound nice
This is Last summer Lancelot Mocha with,Electric Lime and Lantana

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WormsLovSharon
Las Vegas, NV

October 27, 2009
5:28 PM

Post #7213853

This past season I raised the beds where I planted the coleus. My beds are made by very large boulders configured into the front landscape so it is easier to raise the soil area and fill with great compost. When I raised the level of soil and gave them more root space, they were double from what they were the year before. Weather has moved in a day early. I have just one more bed to take cuttings from to get in the garden garage area. We were 83 yesterday. Today 65 with high winds. Still inside trying to get my mind set to go out in the cold. You must understand, in the southwest, if it is below 80 we think it is very cold. Our blood is very thin so we feel the cold more. Have a great day.
alice_sunn
Stockholm
Sweden

October 27, 2009
8:15 PM

Post #7214335

Thank you all! The silver pots were purchased at a garden centre in Stockholm 6 years ago. I haven't seen them in any shop here since...
Alice
DaleTheGardener
Tampa, FL
(Zone 10a)

October 28, 2009
12:52 AM

Post #7215253

Alice,

Coleus will grow better (for you) in pots because your soil remains cold year around.

Not a coleus>

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WormsLovSharon
Las Vegas, NV

October 28, 2009
4:31 AM

Post #7215852

Unless you are in Las Vegas or Phoenix.
daisy_lee
New Hyde Park, NY

November 9, 2009
4:13 PM

Post #7256051

Goldfinch 4,

The pictures of your Coleus combo containers posted above on October 5 (Post #7136202 and 7136205) are AWESOME! Please tell me the size of the containers.

Thank You!
goldfinch4
Ripon, WI
(Zone 4a)

November 9, 2009
4:23 PM

Post #7256090

Thank you daisy_lee! The pots are 20" in diameter, and maybe 22-24" deep.
shirleyt
Pearl River, LA

November 10, 2009
11:57 PM

Post #7261334

Hello everyone ... well this season was threatened to come to a quick stop yesterday. We just missed the storm. I did nothing to prep. Just was not up to moving plants. Looks like they will be good for at least another week according to weather reports. I hate to think of the morning they all bite the dust. Here is the pic I like best of all I took this season. It was taken a couple weeks ago. I am catching up on the forums . Alice I loved your planters. pirl I would like to see an infinity pic of your wonderful gardens. shirleyt

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UniQueTreasures
Beaumont, TX
(Zone 8b)

November 11, 2009
12:51 AM

Post #7261534

That's beautiful Shirley!
WormsLovSharon
Las Vegas, NV

November 11, 2009
2:07 AM

Post #7261773

We are just about in the same boat. 75 degrees today and 58 high on Sunday. But that is not the bad news. The bad news is high winds on Thursday. In Nevada that means up to 40mph. I guess I had better get my winter to-do-list started.

Shirley, your landscaping is BEAUTIFUL.
daisy_lee
New Hyde Park, NY

November 11, 2009
4:13 AM

Post #7262164

Goldfinch, thanks for getting back to me. I have just the right size pot to try an arrangement.
daisy_lee
New Hyde Park, NY

November 11, 2009
4:28 AM

Post #7262204

Hello Everyone,

I gathered my Coleus midsummer for a group picture and had them pose. They all did very well and got very big. I had a kaliedescope of color all summer and took lots of cuttings and now enjoy them all over the house.

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daisy_lee
New Hyde Park, NY

November 11, 2009
4:34 AM

Post #7262219

Shocking Pink put on a nice show this year. It was one of my favorites!

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WormsLovSharon
Las Vegas, NV

November 11, 2009
5:08 AM

Post #7262302

That is beyond magnificent.. I have never seen anything like that, So far my cutting are doing well. Thank you Pirl. Daisy-lee your planting are beyond magnificent.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

November 11, 2009
9:41 AM

Post #7262585

I see some of my favorites in the group pic
shirleyt
Pearl River, LA

November 18, 2009
4:43 PM

Post #7286438

Hello everyone. I have been away on a short trying to recover trip. We went two hours away to Dauphin Island off the Alabama coast. It is close to home and really great. On our way out we visited Belligranth Gardens, for a four hour walk around. I wanted to show you the display of coleus and the magnificent way they were used. If you want to see the tour of the gardens let me know and I can post more general garden pics for you. I hope everyone is doing well. Shirleyt

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shirleyt
Pearl River, LA

November 18, 2009
4:44 PM

Post #7286441

another view

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shirleyt
Pearl River, LA

November 18, 2009
4:51 PM

Post #7286465

Another up close to see the types used

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shirleyt
Pearl River, LA

November 18, 2009
4:56 PM

Post #7286489

closer

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shirleyt
Pearl River, LA

November 18, 2009
5:07 PM

Post #7286518

These were placed at the entry of the cafe and gift shop where we lunched on this beautiful patio. Everyone else was inside and we had it to ourselves which of course is the way we love it. We really enjoyed it.shirleyt

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shirleyt
Pearl River, LA

November 18, 2009
5:12 PM

Post #7286530

Entrance to Cafe.There was a twenty foot bed of these , the types were just repeated along the distance. How cool is that . I think this is the best and largest garden in this area.

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rvnsbrk
Leesburg, VA
(Zone 7a)

November 19, 2009
12:48 AM

Post #7287979

WOW Shirley that is awesome!! We have talked about going to Dauphin Island for awhile now, but I find those long driving trips are almost too much for me. Glad you got a chance to relax and recover a bit. I know it will be a long haul. I'm so glad you have your family around you. Thinking of you alot. Take care.

Juanita
UniQueTreasures
Beaumont, TX
(Zone 8b)

November 19, 2009
4:26 AM

Post #7288601

Oh WOW! They've really done that place up right with the coleus. They are gorgeous!

What a wonderful place to sit and reflect on your wonderful memories with your family.

Sending warm hugs your way,
Janet
alice_sunn
Stockholm
Sweden

November 19, 2009
7:27 AM

Post #7288969

Shirleyt,
thank you warmly for all the nice photos of so many wonderful coleus.

This is a place I want to travel to in the future...just have to convince my DH about taking this trip. He always asks: "Are there many coleus there?" when I suggest a holiday destination. He knows the answer YES means it will take him hours and hours to just walk alongside coleus beds with me.
LOL
Hugs, Alice

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